Archie the duck frolics with a bottle of Bollinger. A funeral procession winds thr-ough the fields outside of what’s now Bonn, Germany. It’s around 14, 000 years ago. Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. This being Germany, odds are it’s cold as well. Among the departed is a 17-month-old puppy who died from a tooth infection. It will be accorded the same burial privileges as the two deceased humans also to be buried, and will rest with them in a common grave until being chanced upon by This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 24 Man’s Best Friend For licking our friends and biting our enemies, we celebrate the endless loyalty of four-legged companions. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Working Lives of Cats First published in 1979, the book ‘Working Cats’ documents the cats that earn their keep. Fashion Issue 50 Communion A celebration of fellow-feeling through fashion. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community.